We have had some brilliant weather already this summer term.  There was two days of pre-season cricket, tennis and athletics and this was well attended by various age groups.  We met Ollie Pringle our new overseas cricket coach.  Ollie is playing for Warminster Cricket Club and working for Warminster School coaching from year three up to the 1st XI. 

It is always a mad scramble to sort teams for the first weekend of matches, but this was done and some great games were played.  The U12/13 boys played an internal cricket match and the girls of the same age played tennis.  A good chance for staff to see how experienced our youngest Senior groups are.  It all went well.

The girl’s tennis teams have played Clayesmore and Monkton in various age groups.  They have won well over half of their matches.  The boys U18 & U16 teams have also played Clayesmore and gained victories in both ages.  The first VI teams have new shirts so very much look the part.  A fantastic start to senior tennis.

On the cricket front the boys are getting into the striking and fielding sport as well as the girls. They are keenly coming to the girls club on Tuesdays.  Three teams played against Milton Abbey ending in two victories and one defeat with many positive areas in this match.  The U14 team won by 33 runs and the comments about their captain Ed Vickery were great to read.  A young man leading by example on the pitch.  Well done to all the cricketers.

In the senior side of the School we are raising the profile of athletics and the club on a Monday evening from 5.00-6.00pm is being well attended but more are very welcome.  The first meet of the year was on Thursday, a relay event at Bryanston School.  13 extremely enthusiastic Year 9 and Year 10 runners came in the new set of school vests and we managed a fourth place, two thirds and a second in the girls 4 x 100m.  A great first outing.  In the next two weeks Year 7 & 8 have two big meets, one being the English Schools Track & Field cup.  Watch this space.

Prep pupils are also playing and girls and boys cricket is going brilliantly.  Girls are even starting to wear cricket trousers.  There were matches for all in Years 5 & 6 against Paragon Prep, Godolphin and Port Regis.  Much was learnt and some good results.

On Friday, 28 children went to Millfield Prep for our annual athletics meet.  This is always fun and a great warm up for other events.

William Candy in Year 6 attended the IAPS Clay Pigeon Shooting competition in London on Friday 28 April.  He represented us well and came a commendable 33 out of 49 competitors.  A great day.

We are all really pleased with the efforts and enthusiasm of the pupils thus far and look forward to some more summer sports action!

Mrs Butterworth